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'''Thomas Wright''' "'''Fats'''" '''Waller''' (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer. His innovations in the Harlem stride (music)|stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin' (song)|Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose (song)|Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame Award|Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999.
Birth nameThomas Wright Waller
Birth date{{Birth date|1904|5|21}}
Birth placeNew York City, New York (state)|New York, U.S.
Origin| death_date = {{death date and age|1943|12|15|1904|5|21}}
Death placeKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
InstrumentPiano, vocals, organ
GenreDixieland, jazz, Swing music|swing, Stride (music)|stride, ragtime
OccupationMusician, composer
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